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12 crew members are missing, 1 dead after a cargo ship sinks off a Greek island in stormy seas

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ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities say an operation is underway to find 12 members of a cargo ship that sank off the island of Lesbos in stormy seas. One crew member was rescued Sunday morning and another was found dead in the afternoon. The Raptor, registered in Comoros, was on its way to Istanbul from Alexandria, Egypt, carrying 6,000 tons of salt when it sank early Sunday. It had a crew of 14, including eight Egyptians, four Indians and two Syrians. The coast guard says one Egyptian crew was rescued. The sea is rough and the national weather service says northwesterly winds in excess of 50 mph are blowing in the area.

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